Council of Scientific
and Industrial Research University Grants Commission
(CSIR UGC) Test 2008
CSIR-UGC Test For Junior Research Fellowship And Eligibility for Lectureship
1. CSIR will hold the National
Level Test on 22nd June, 2008 for determining the eligibility of the Indian
national candidates for the award of Junior Research Fellowships (JRF) NET and
for determining eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain
subject areas falling under the faculty of Science. The award of Junior Research
Fellowship (NET) to the successful eligible candidates will depend on their
finding admission/placement in a university/ national laboratory/ institution of
higher learning and research, as applicable.
1.1 A candidate may apply either
for Ã¢â‚¬ËœJRF + LectureshipÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ both or for Ã¢â‚¬ËœLectureship (LS) onlyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ He/she may
indicate his/her preference in col.3 of the application, as the case may be.
CSIR may consider candidates applying for Ã¢â‚¬ËœJRF + LSÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ for Ã¢â‚¬ËœLectureship
onlyÃ¢â‚¬Â depending on number of fellowships available. If a candidate is found to
be over-age for JRF (NET) he/she will automatically be considered for
Lectureship (NET) only.
1.2 Two separate merit lists, one
comprising the candidates qualifying for the award of Junior Research Fellowship
(JRF - NET) and the second, of those candidates qualifying the Eligibility Test
for Lectureship (NET), will be made on the basis of their performance in the
above Test. Candidates qualifying for JRF (NET), will also be eligible for
Lectureship (NET). The candidates qualifying for Lectureship will be eligible
for recruitment as Lecturers as well as for JRF-ship in a Scheme/Project, if
otherwise suitable as per the eligibility criteria of that Scheme/Project.
However they will not be eligible for Regular JRF-NET Fellowship. They will be
eligible to pursue Ph.D. programme with or without any fellowship other than
JRF-NET. Candidates qualifying for the award of JRF (NET) will receive
fellowship either from CSIR or UGC as per their assignment or from the Schemes
with which they may find association.
1.3 The result of the examination
to be held on 22.06.2008 may be declared sometime in the month of October, 2008
and fellowship to successful candidates could be awarded from 01.01.2009.
Subjects of the Test:
The Test will be held in the
subjects as given under:
I. Chemical Sciences,
II. Earth Atmospheric Ocean and Planetary Sciences
III. Life Sciences
IV. Mathematical Sciences
V. Physical Sciences
Date of Examination: 22.06.2008
Date of start of sale of
Information Bulletin: 12.02.2008
Date of close of sale of
Information Bulletin by post only: 26.02.2008
Date of close of sale of
Information Bulletin (at all stations including Delhi): 03.03.2008
Last date of receipt of
completed application forms: 10.03.2008
Last date of receipt of
completed application forms (from remote areas): 17.03.2008
Last date for receipt of
request for change of centre on merits: 31.03.2008
M.Sc. or Equivalent degree under
the subjects mentioned in para 2.1 above, with minimum 55% marks for General
& OBC candidates; 50% for SC/ST candidates, Physically and Visually
Handicapped candidates and Ph.D. degree holders who had passed Master's degree
prior to 19th September 1991.
A candidate can also apply for the
Test under RA (Result Awaited) category, if he/she is appearing or has appeared
in his/her final year (III/IV Semester where Semester system is there) of M.Sc.
OR equivalent Degree Examination in subjects mentioned in para 2.1 above during
the academic Session 2007-2008. Such candidates will have to submit the
attestation format (given at the reverse of the application form) duly certified
by the Head of the Deptt./Institute over his/her signature and rubber stamp
(with address and name) from where the candidate is appearing or has appeared in
the final year M.Sc. or equivalent degree examination. However, such candidates
shall be admitted to the Test provisionally. They shall be considered eligible
for JRF-(NET)/LS-(NET), if they are able to produce the proof of having passed
the MasterÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Degree examination in the relevant or related subject with the
requisite percentage of marks and within the stipulated time frame.
Age Limit & Relaxation
For JRF (NET):
Minimum 19 Years and maximum 28 years as on 01-01-2008 (upper age limit may be
relaxed up to 5 years as in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC,
Physically handicapped/Visually handicapped and female applicants).
For LS (NET):
Minimum 19 years, as on 01.01.2008. No upper age limit.
3. Date and Scheme of the
3.1 The Test will be held in two
sessions on Sunday, the 22nd June, 2008 as under:
Negative marking will be made for
wrong answers in Paper I. Paper II will be evaluated only in case of those
candidates who will be able to secure a minimum of such aggregate marks in Paper
I as may be fixed by the CSIR. Candidates are required to appear in both the
papers. A candidate who does not appear in Paper I will not be permitted to
appear in Paper II. The questions in all these papers will appear both in Hindi
Syllabus of the Test:
The test will be held at 25 Centres
spread all over India, specified below:
Bangalore, Bhavnagar, Bhopal,
Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal,
Jammu, Jamshedpur, Karaikudi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Nagpur, Pilani, Pune, Raipur
Roorkee, Srinagar, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur and Varanasi.
A candidate may opt for any of the
above centres. No request for change of centre would ordinarily be granted.
However, a request for change of Centre may be entertained on merits, if
received in this unit latest by 31.03.2008.
How to obtain the Application Form and Examination Fee payable:
Candidates applying for the Test may obtain the Information Bulletin and
Application forms (inclusive of fee payable) through the branches of the Bank
notified below in para 5.2 (within the prescribed dates) by paying the following
fee in cash:
|2. Other Backward Classes (OBC)
|3.SC/ST/Physically or visually handicapped
By Post: The
information Bulletin and Application form may also be obtained through Value
Payable Post(V.P.P.) from the Indian Bank, 3/1, West Patel Nagar, New Delhi -
110 008, by sending a crossed Demand draft for Rs. 400/-, Rs. 200/- or
Rs.100/-(as the case may be) drawn in favour of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Indian Bank, West Patel
Nagar, New DelhiÃ¢â‚¬Â payable at New Delhi. For this purpose, the candidate should
send a request to the Bank with TWO self-addressed slips clearly mentioning the
address at which he/she desires the Information Bulletin & Application Form
to be sent by Value Payable Post (V.P.P.) The above mentioned Bank will
entertain the request for forms through post from Tuesday the 12th
February, 2008 till Tuesday, the 26th
February, 2008 only.
The candidate should write his/her
name, Date Of Birth, address, date of Examination (22.06.2008) and subject code
on the back of the Demand Draft so that it can be located easily, if it gets
detached accidentally from the letter of request for supply of Information
Bulletin. However, before attaching the draft with letter of request, the
candidates should check that it bears the code number of the issuing bank and
drawee bank and also amount and signatures of issuing authority.
Examination fee paid along with the
Bulletin for a particular examination will neither be adjusted for any
subsequent examination nor refunded under any circumstances.
Candidate seeking Fee Concession:
The candidate should attach an
attested copy of the certificate to the category he belongs as a proof of his
claim. An application form, claiming fee concession but without an attested copy
of a valid SC/ST/OBC/PH/VH certificate, will be summarily rejected.
How to apply and the last date of submission of Application Form:
Candidates seeking admission to the
Test must apply in the prescribed application form supplied along with the
Information Bulletin. Please handle this form carefully while filling up. The
completed application should be send only Under Certificate of Posting (U.P.C).
in the prescribed envelope supplied with Information Bulletin. Candidate should
check that the Serial number printed on the Information Bulletin, Application
form, Certificate of Postage card and on the envelope are the same. The
application form should be filled-in by the candidate legibly and carefully, in
his/her own handwriting with Black INK pen.
Candidate should super-scribe the
Subject Code, Application Form No. and Centre Code in the boxes provided on the
envelope containing the application form (with enclosures).
The application form, duly
completed with requisite enclosures and; in the prescribed envelope supplied
with the Bulletin, should be sent Under Certificate of Posting (U.P.C) as to
reach Examination Unit CSIR on or before 10.03.2008 to,
The Controller of Examinations,
Examination Unit, Human Resource Development Group,
CSIR Complex, Opposite Institute of Hotel Management,
Library Avenue, Pusa,
New Delhi 110012
For candidates applying from
Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Ladakh Division of J&K State,
Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and
Lakshdweep, the application form must reach the Controller of Examination CSIR
on or before 17.03.2008.
The candidates are advised in their
own interest to apply early enough to ensure timely receipt of their
applications by the Examination Unit on or before the closing date.
Scientific and Industrial Research University Grants Commission (CSIR UGC) Test
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